Monday, May 11, 2009

Our "garden"

I was inspired to plant a garden this year, and couldn't decide where to put one. I kept hearing about the Topsy Turvy upside-down planters, but they're pretty costly. This is my "version" of upside-down garden containers.

As you can see...they're Dillons reusable sacks! They come with a plastic rectangle to make the bottom a little more sturdy, so I cut an "X" in the bottom of both and fed the plants through. Then we added soil to fill the bags and viola'--upside down planters! We planted 11 bags total, plus 2 small pots of herbs, for about $60 (bags, plants and soil). If it's successful, it will be a super economical garden!! I'll post updates and pictures throughout the summer.

My gardening assistants #1 and #2...Sophie and Blake were more interested in throwing dirt at each other.

Gardening assistant #3...Graham was more interested in his popsicle. :-)

Gardening assistant #4...this squirrel was WAY more interested in the project than assistants 1, 2 & 3! He spent a lot of time checking out the bags.

We planted 11 bags total, plus two small hanging baskets of herbs. We planted tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Wish us luck! I do NOT have a green thumb...Brent got a chuckle out of me literally praying over our "garden." I told him that God's grace is the only way we'll have a fruitful crop. :-)

Video of Sophie and Blake doing a little mudslinging! Press the play button under the picture to hear some sweet laughter.
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3 comments:

Jennifer Gragg said...

Way to go! That's very impressive! Please let me know if they continue to thrive. I may just have to try it too! Way to be thrifty!!! ;-) As looks go, they're nicer looking too!

Anonymous said...

Tomato pies here we come.

Patti

Jen said...

That is awesome! You are VERY creative Miss Jenni!! LOVE IT! Oh and I absolutely puffy heart those giggles!